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Table 4 Performance indicators for selected primary healthcare centers of the Bahawalpur district, Punjab, Pakistan

From: Assessment of core drug use indicators using WHO/INRUD methodology at primary healthcare centers in Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Performance Indicators Primary Healthcare Centers
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
 Prescribing Indicators
  (1) Non-polypharmacy index 0.53 0.5 0.53 0.56 0.56 0.95 0.36 0.42 0.62 0.53
  (2) Generic name index 0.81 0.85 0.83 0.44 0.88 0.50 0.60 0.76 0.67 0.82
  (3) Rational antibiotic index 0.42 0.43 0.31 0.67 0.48 0.86 0.89 0.96 0.92 0.44
  (4) Injection safety index 0.63 0.75 1.0 1.0 0.80 0.96 1.0 0.86 0.56 0.89
  (5) Essential drugs list index 0.99 0.88 0.89 0.91 1.0 1.0 0.81 1.0 1.0 0.88
 IRDP 3.38 3.41 3.56 3.58 3.72 4.27 3.66 4.0 3.77 3.56
 Rank 9 8 7 6 4 1 5 2 3 7
 Patient-Care Indicators
  (6) Consultation time index 0.23 0.25 0.24 0.07 0.21 0.13 0.29 0.21 0.36 0.21
  (7) Dispensing time index 0.48 0.48 0.41 0.17 0.47 0.35 0.34 0.41 0.70 0.41
  (8) Dispensed drugs index 0.87 0.91 0.91 1.0 0.85 0.68 1.0 0.91 1.0 0.93
  (9) Labeled drugs index 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
  (10) Patients’ knowledge index 0.67 0.77 0.77 0.30 0.67 0.33 0.53 0.64 0.90 0.63
 IRPCDU 3.25 3.41 3.33 2.54 3.20 2.49 3.16 3.17 3.96 3.17
 Rank 4 2 3 8 5 9 7 6 1 6
 Facility-Specific Indicators
  (11) Index of EDL 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
  (12) Index of key drugs in stock 0.90 0.70 0.80 0.90 0.80 0.80 0.70 0.90 0.90 0.80
 IRFSDU 1.90 1.70 1.80 1.90 1.80 1.80 1.70 1.90 1.90 1.80
 Rank 1 3 2 1 2 2 3 1 1 2
 Grand total
  IRDS 8.53 8.52 8.69 8.02 8.72 8.56 8.52 9.07 9.63 8.53
 Rank 6 7 4 8 3 5 7 2 1 6
  1. Optimal index = 1, IRDP Index of Rational Drug Prescribing, IRPCDU Index of Rational Patient-Care Drug Use, EDL Essential Drugs List, IRFSDU Index of Rational Facility-Specific Drug Use, IRDS Index of Rational Drug Supply